Natalie H. (NDM#268) (56 Posts)

Natalie grew up in Nashville, TN. Married with one son, she lives on a farm. As if this weren't enough to keep her on her toes, Natalie also works around the clock due to being self-employed . Natalie often travels to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland, giving her a vast knowledge of the Disney Resorts which she shares in her posts on The Disney Driven Life. She loves the research on the resorts and appreciates input for these articles as well. In recent trips, Natalie has begun making a habit of meeting people while in the parks. This habit inspired her personal website, Meet the Magic, This site helps her connect to others as well as hold space for Disney fans to post information about their Disney related sites. Her goal with this venture is to help people to "Meet the Magic" of their choice.

Last week I discussed the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground’s accommodations in detail.  This week, I would like to discuss what a visitor could do at this resort even if  they’re not staying there!

The Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground can easily be accessed from the Magic Kingdom by boat.  Guests staying at other Disney Resorts should travel to the Magic Kingdom and take this boat to Fort Wilderness or take a bus to the Resort from Downtown Disney or a Disney theme park.  Guests should know that this Resort includes an internal bus system that transports guests from the front to the back of the Resort.

Once there, a guest has plenty of activities to choose from!  For starters, this Resort hosts both Mickey’s Backyard BBQ and the Hoop-De-Doo Revue!  These meals include dinner and a show and are on may people’s “must do” lists!  I personally have attended the Hoop-De-Doo Revue four times and just cannot get enough of it!

If a dinner show doesn’t interest you, there’s always plenty to do on the water:  rent a SeaRaycer, pontoon boat or other watercraft and sail across Bay Lake!  Or, better yet, take the family or friends on a catch-and-release fishing expedition!  Or rent a bicycle at the Bike Barn then stop by one of the Resort’s trading posts for a sandwich from the deli.

Finally, available nightly is the “Sing-a-Long” with Chip ‘n’ Dale.  You can either bring your own marshmallow-roasting supplies or purchase what you need there.  After some singing and dancing, hang out under the stars and watch a screening of a classic Disney movie.

This resort really has a lot to offer for those either making it their vacation home or just visiting!

Contributed by: Natalie H. (NDM #268). Natalie is the Disney Driven Life’s resident resort expert and creator of Meet the Magic!

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